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Assam & Arunachal The Buddhist Monasteries & Tribal Culture Tour

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Product Code : AGORA488

Embark on a captivating journey through Assam and Arunachal Pradesh with our "Assam & Arunachal: The Buddhist Monasteries & Tribal Culture Tour." Begin in Guwahati, the gateway to the Northeast, and delve into the wilderness of Orang National Park. Traverse to Bomdila to explore its mesmerizing landscapes and Bomdila Monastery. Discover Tawang's rich heritage, highlighted by the grand Tawang Monastery and the poignant Tawang War Memorial. Explore Dirang's historic sites and medicinal hot springs before concluding your adventure in Tezpur and Guwahati, unveiling their cultural treasures and scenic beauty. This tour promises an immersive experience into the region's spiritual sanctuaries, diverse wildlife, and vibrant tribal cultures.


Day 1: Arrival in Guwahati - Transfer to Orang National Park (110kms)

Upon landing at Guwahati airport, our team warmly welcomes you. As you embark on a scenic 110-kilometer drive to Orang National Park, you'll witness the changing landscapes of Assam, from bustling cityscapes to tranquil countryside. Orang National Park, known as the mini Kaziranga, boasts a rich biodiversity with the rare one-horned rhino being a highlight. After checking into your hotel, relax amidst the serene surroundings. Enjoy a delightful dinner at the hotel, savoring local Assamese cuisine, and spend a peaceful night.


Day 2: Orang National Park - Bomdila (180kms)

Begin your day with an exhilarating safari in Orang National Park, where you can spot diverse wildlife and vibrant bird species like the Bengal Florican and White-winged Wood Duck. After the safari, as you journey 180 kilometers to Bomdila, a picturesque town offering panoramic views of the Himalayan landscapes, you'll pass through lush green tea gardens and quaint villages. Check into your hotel, explore the local craft markets known for traditional Tibetan crafts, and enjoy dinner before a comfortable overnight stay.


Day 3: Bomdila - Tawang (180kms)

After breakfast, visit Bomdila Monastery, a spiritual hub resembling the Tsona Gontse Monastery in Tibet. Don't miss the Bomdila View Point offering breathtaking vistas of the Kemeng Valley, where the convergence of Tibet, Bhutan, and India can be seen. As you continue your journey to Tawang, you'll traverse through the spectacular Sela Pass, adorned with prayer flags and offering views of snow-capped peaks. Checking into your hotel in Tawang, explore the local markets filled with handicrafts, woolen items, and traditional Monpa jewelry. After lunch, visit the Nuranang Waterfalls, known locally as Jang Falls, and later indulge in dinner at the hotel, sampling local Monpa cuisine.


Day 4: Tawang

Delve into Tawang's rich heritage as you visit the majestic Tawang Monastery, the largest in India and second largest globally. Explore Urgelling Gompa, the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, and pay your respects at the Tawang War Memorial, a poignant monument dedicated to Indian soldiers. The rest of the day is yours to soak in the mesmerizing surroundings of the Sela Pass, Shungetser Lake, and the serene Gorichen Peak. Enjoy both lunch and dinner at the hotel, experiencing the unique flavors of Arunachali cuisine.


Day 5: Tawang - Dirang (140kms)

Following breakfast, set out for Dirang. En route, visit Jaswant Garh War Memorial, a memorial to the brave soldier Jaswant Singh who fought against the Chinese during the 1962 war. Admire the scenic beauty of Sella Lake at Sella Pass, standing at an impressive 13,746 feet, where you can enjoy a refreshing cup of tea at one of the local stalls. Upon reaching Dirang, check in at your hotel, known for its traditional bamboo accommodation. Visit the historic Dirang Dzong, a 150-year-old fort with Bhutanese architectural influences, and the Hot Water Spring, renowned for its medicinal properties. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner and a restful overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 6: Dirang - Tezpur (190kms)

Start your day with breakfast, and then journey to Tezpur, a city with a rich historical past and scenic beauty situated on the banks of the Brahmaputra River. En route, visit the Nameri National Park, known for its diverse flora and fauna, and the Bhalukpong Fort, an ancient fortification built by the rulers of the Chutiya dynasty. Upon arrival in Tezpur, check in at your hotel, which offers panoramic views of the river. Later, embark on a sightseeing tour of Tezpur. Your first stop is Agnigarh, a legendary fortress believed to have been constructed by the demon king Banasura for his daughter, Usha. Visit Bamuni Hills, an archaeological site featuring sculptures dating back to the 9th century. Explore Da-Parbatia, another archaeological site with doorframes dating as far back as 600 AD. Your final destination is Chitralekha Uddyan, a park boasting exceptional sculptural remains from the 9th century. After the tour, return to your hotel for dinner and a peaceful overnight stay.


Day 7: Tezpur - Guwahati (180kms)

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before checking out of your hotel. You'll then head to Guwahati, the largest city in Assam, known for its unique charm and vibrant culture. En route, stop at the Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world's largest population of one-horned rhinos. Upon arrival in Guwahati, check in at your hotel and take some time to unwind. Later, embark on a captivating city tour of Guwahati. Begin your exploration with a visit to the revered Kamakhya Temple, a prominent Shakti shrine in India. Next, discover the Navagraha Temple, dedicated to the nine celestial bodies of the solar system. Conclude your tour on Umananda Island, the world's smallest river island, where you can enjoy a serene boat ride on the Brahmaputra River and witness the stunning sunset. After a day filled with cultural and spiritual experiences, return to your hotel for a delightful dinner and a restful overnight stay.


Day 8: Departure

After breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes and rich culture of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Check out from your hotel and embark on a smooth transfer to Guwahati airport for your departure flight. As you leave, cherish the memories of your remarkable journey through Assam's and Arunachal's diverse and captivating destinations.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 7 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- 1-Time Gypsy safari in Orang National Park with naturalist.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.


Hotels used or similar for 7 nights accommodation

Orang National Park x 1 night
Guest House/ Homestay

Bomdila x 1 night
Guest House/ Homestay

Tawang x 2 nights 
Guest House/ Homestay

Dirang x 1 night
Guest House/ Homestay

Tezpur x 1 night
Guest House/ Homestay

Guwahati x 1 nights
3* - Cygnett Park Meghna/ Hotel Palacio 

- Any flight tickets.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.